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Mechanical Engineer

Job Location: Chatsworth, CA

The Mechanical Design Engineer will perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, electro-mechanical assemblies, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.

  • Assist Product Development Team in developing the structural design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.  Demonstrate proficiency with Solidworks 2009 or newer (Top down and Bottom up design philosophy, part and assembly models).
  • Build and evaluate prototype mechanical speaker system assemblies and components.
  • Generate Drawings, BOMs, Component libraries, etc.
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
  • Evaluate written engineering specifications and cost targets to achieve a product design that meets Safety and Product requirements.
  • Develop and test models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.
  • Support Manufacturing by developing corrective actions and supporting reports; e.g., ECO, ECR, etc.
  • Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.
  • Specify system components or direct modification of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, BSME, or equivalent experience. 
  • Two to five years of experience designing professional audio products
  • Abundant knowledge and fluency with design standards related to die-casting, molding, and sheet metal forming.
  • Excellent skills in GD & T. 
  • Proficiency with 3D modeling and CAD tools, especially Solidworks.
  • Mechanical FEA skills a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, knowledge of the theory and principles of electro-mechanical design.
  • Good work ethic and a passion for audio and music.
  • Good organizational, decision-making, human relations and communication skills.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
*Gibson offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation and paid time off.